New warehouse plans could create jobs in Rugby

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Plans for a new warehouse development between Brownsover and the M6 have been described as a “major employement opportunity” for Rugby.

If permission is granted it would be sited in Central Park, off the A426 Leicester Road. The applicant, Coton Park Holdings, estimates that 108 jobs would be created once the building is occupied. A total of 77 parking spaces are included in the plans.

Central Park is located south east of Junction 1 of the M6 motorway and approximately 4km north of Rugby town centre.

Direct access to the site will be via the A426. Plot 1, where the proposal could be built, is situated between Castle Mound Way and Central Park Drive.

Central Park already includes office and distribution buildings, with offices to the west, the Central Park distribution facility to the north and both office and distribution wearhouses to the south.

A report by Hamdon Gate Developments, Stephen George and Partners LLP and Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners, concluded: “It’s considered that the proposed development represents a major employment opportunity for Rugby.

“The development will be able to make a significant contribution to sustainable economic growth. It will provide a significant number of jobs which would be accessible to the local workforce.”

It said: “The development accords with relevant planning policy considerations and the principles set out in the adopted Rugby Borough Council Local Plan.

“It is therefore concluded that the development proposed for Plot 1 is acceptable under local and national planning spirations, and in all other respects.

“As such it is respectfully requested that planning permission be granted.”

A total of 77 car parking spaces are proposed for staff and visitor use, of which 16 parking spaces will be located within the service yard, whilst the remaining 61 spaces will be located to the south of the unit. A total of 3 spaces will be for use by disabled persons.

The development is included as part of Rugby’s larger Gateway site development, which will include 1,300 homes for 3,250 people and 36 hectares of employment land, providing 1,800 jobs.

Construction on the site, which is north of Brownsover, commenced in 2011 and will continue until around 2021.